The main theme of the book is that the new types of sanctions constitute a challenge to the international system. First, there are more of the targeted sanctions, including financial, travel, aviation, special commodity and arms sanctions. Furthermore, there are considerable but varied practices in implementation. Also there are now sanctions by new actors (regional bodies, international organizations). These all put new strains on international bodies in carrying out sanctions or getting member states to work together in these efforts. These challenges are analyzed in this volume, with some examples, but mostly from a generalist perspective. A completely novel aspect is that this volume also includes studies of the difficulties that are met by targeting actors, their way of managing the situations, and most interesting, the human rights of such actors.
Perter Wallensteen holds the Chair in Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, Sweden. In 2002 he published "Understanding Conflict Resolution: War, Peace and the Global System". Carina Staibano is Research Assistant at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University. She is the co-editor of "Making Targeted Sanctions Effective: Guidelines for UN Policy Options" (2003).